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Cali Souther

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  1. Dillon Levenque wrote: Deltango Vale wrote: I figure within another ten years, California will slide into the sea. Nevada will have a coastline and everyone will be happy. Nevada HAD a coastline once. Sort of. But the damned Earth just kept flinging more and more slices of rock up against it. Then the Sierras started to tilt up, cutting them off completely: that must have ticked 'em off something wonderful. California will not slide into the sea. A pretty fair chunk of it is moving northwest and will eventually be alongside Oregon if all goes as it currently is (Oregonians REALLY hate that, btw). A larger chunk has managed to become part of what most of the rest of the states are. A smallish sliver is getting rick-rolled along between those two chunks and nobody has even a decent guess on what's gonna happen to that. Unfortunately that happens to be the chunk I live on. You live on the fault line? *.*
  2. Deltango Vale wrote: I figure within another ten years, California will slide into the sea. Nevada will have a coastline and everyone will be happy. hahaha!
  3. WADE1 Jya wrote: Dangerously high radiation levels found today in Indiana, Michigan. Up to 100 times higher than safe levels??? Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/326186#tab=comments&sc=#ixzz1x7KpazMh Hope it turns out to be some sort of false alert... Meanwhile, in Southern California .. you are considered the ultimate pollutant if you smoke a cigarrette.... I always say, there are plenty of things out there just waiting to kill you... (smoking cigs being only one of them). (waits for the flaming to follow) LOL
  4. Eileen Fellstein wrote: Senobia Xenga wrote: and you get this long winded, beligerent tirade about how there's no way in hell a girl can effectively serve two Masters.....*yawn* But hey - you can't blame the guys in those situation. The subs knew what they were getting into when they agreed to it. Yes I can. ROFL I can blame anyone in the world for being an egotistical jerkoff,,,if they're being an egotistical jerkoff. Doesn't make it ok just because they announced it upon arrival LOL !!! ( I know nothing of the sub master thing, but) that is a pretty good point all on its own.
  5. Feel free to IM me inworld, I always enjoy meeting new people and chatting. I will be djing this Friday night @ City Club, so also feel free to drop in there and meet some nice people. :-)
  6. I gotta send you a friend request next time I'm in world!
  7. Perrie Juran wrote: Cali Souther wrote: Perrie Juran wrote: Reading the OP I see two things being asked about. First is really Linden Lab's business model. That is a subject of a lot of speculation. Supposedly the purpose is to make money. As much as possible. But many find land costs a big hindrance. Personally, I don't believe I know enough to really calculate how over priced land is. I've seen a lot of numbers thrown around and some I consider very good educated guesses, but really, none of us know how profitable SL is. The second thing is User Experience. For me it is still "Your World, Your Imagination." I am still enjoying "My Second Life." The only limitation I see to that is scalability, how much computing power there is available both server side and client (user) side, and the tubes that connect them. This is a great discussion of Virtual Worlds and scalability I highly recommend: http://www.informs-sim.org/wsc10papers/070.pdf If Linden Lab folds as a company it will be because of bad business decisions. The interest in Virtual Worlds will remain. I am of the opinion that Virtual Worlds and the interest and participation in them will continue to grow. The biggest limitations will be scalability and ease of use. And honestly, it is not that hard to learn the basic 'navigation skills' in SL. The biggest problem as I see it right now is how poorly designed notifications (toasts) and the chat window are in the Viewer. While I agree that interest in VR's will continue, I do think SL tends to be difficult to the new user, and honestly - not very friendly. There are places for new residents to go, yes - but the first few times I tried SL, no one offered to help me and I hated it. It took having a friend who had already figured things out, ask me to try again. I think it could be easier, and friendlier to new residents. OH and... tier is high, and omg @ the price of virtual land! By basic navigation skills I meant really simple things like walking. Not too long ago I said to Torley that unpacking boxes and changing clothes should be a part of orientation and he agreed with me but it seems like he is not involved with any of the decision making any more. Perhaps I was fortunate that right from the start I met some very helpful people. But also I was pretty outgoing and wanted to 'see the world.' So I said "Hi' to a lot of people and jumped right into conversations. And right from the start I'd ask people to take me to their favorite place. Also, I wasn't afraid to experiment. So I learned quickly. I do take my time to help new residents. But I only have so much time I can devote to this. I tell newbies that it can take take a few days to begin to feel comfortable but to be patient. There are what I refer to as 'rites of passage' in SL (I once started a thread on it). Things like learning to unpack a box, rez a cube, change clothes, use a pose ball, etc. There is a lot to learn here. But I don't see a way around it. The problem that arises is we are in the "got to have it now instant gratification generation." Points well made, as always... LOL .. I could barely walk when I first started, and I still walk into walls a year 1/2 later... but that might just be me! I think it's fun, and well worth the effort. I have several friends that insist on staying in their 2D Virtual World with it's 20 people, no new faces... because SL is not "easy" ... but I have, and continue to offer my assistance to anyone who is new and needs some help. Time is a luxury... as they say... I know the feeling well. Seems to be an abundance of it today, here @ the office... good grief it's only 12:22 pm.
  8. valerie Inshan wrote: Hi guys! Good morning to you! Ohmy... it's raining again. Where has Spring gone this year? :smileysad: Well, it's Summer here in HOT Sunny Southern California .. so I could use some rain!! (cool weather). That is sooo cute!! Hi everyone!!!!! Happy Almost Friday! LOL Emmett... We all have to work eventually. ;-) Hugsssssssssssssss
  9. valerie Inshan wrote: Good morning Hippie, Maddy, Cali, Lia, Pussycat, Emmett and all! May you all have a great day! Peace! awwwwwwwwwwwww -- so sweet!
  10. Hugsss Val !! Sorry about disrupting your breakfast! LOL Oh Maddy, I knowwwww.. it takes 5 tries to log in, then 3 tries to quote a post... so many glitches, so little time! Hi everyone!!! :-)
  11. Perrie Juran wrote: Reading the OP I see two things being asked about. First is really Linden Lab's business model. That is a subject of a lot of speculation. Supposedly the purpose is to make money. As much as possible. But many find land costs a big hindrance. Personally, I don't believe I know enough to really calculate how over priced land is. I've seen a lot of numbers thrown around and some I consider very good educated guesses, but really, none of us know how profitable SL is. The second thing is User Experience. For me it is still "Your World, Your Imagination." I am still enjoying "My Second Life." The only limitation I see to that is scalability, how much computing power there is available both server side and client (user) side, and the tubes that connect them. This is a great discussion of Virtual Worlds and scalability I highly recommend: http://www.informs-sim.org/wsc10papers/070.pdf If Linden Lab folds as a company it will be because of bad business decisions. The interest in Virtual Worlds will remain. I am of the opinion that Virtual Worlds and the interest and participation in them will continue to grow. The biggest limitations will be scalability and ease of use. And honestly, it is not that hard to learn the basic 'navigation skills' in SL. The biggest problem as I see it right now is how poorly designed notifications (toasts) and the chat window are in the Viewer. While I agree that interest in VR's will continue, I do think SL tends to be difficult to the new user, and honestly - not very friendly. There are places for new residents to go, yes - but the first few times I tried SL, no one offered to help me and I hated it. It took having a friend who had already figured things out, ask me to try again. I think it could be easier, and friendlier to new residents. OH and... tier is high, and omg @ the price of virtual land!
  12. Brenda Connolly wrote: Billings, Montana. Annnd, where is SL now? Someplace near Cleveland I think. haha .. and here I thought it was in California! ;-)
  13. haha .. I have to agree... An open relationship is just FWB. :-)
  14. Personally, I think it will survive a bit longer... I've seen 2D chat with die hard loyals hang on for many years after the fire went out of the chat. Still a lot to do and see in SL. Maybe the tier will go down to draw new members?! hahahahah
  15. While I dont accept random friend invites, I'm always happy to meet new people, and chat . :-)
  16. awww the recent pics are so cute... sorry .. but I have to post this one for Maddy!
  17. Apoc Hax wrote: no.. over a thousand on facebook haha I don't except random friend requests, or leave peeps on my list unless we actually hang out sometime, - but as I keep saying, lol ... I always enjoy meeting new people, so feel free to IM ~ if you'd like to chat.
  18. emmettcullen93 wrote: o Cali. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Thank you! That is sweet. :-)
  19. ty Hippie... I'm trying to get out of my funk ... I should be way happy today ~ but I am not feelin' it yet. Hope you have a great one!!! PS. The frog burger made me smile!
  20. . Oh noes............run for the hills. hahaha So, what does a Martian do in the hills? The same thing Humans do...... . . . . . . Pray LOL! Well at the risk of being attacked (not by Martians), I don't pray much these days. I would love to have a ray gun, however; Can I use it to disintegrate slow cars that block me from speeding along my merry way?
  21. I'll second that notion. Sometimes people who spread FUD can do more damage than the damage they think they are preventing. I'll be specific. I recently met a four week old who would not friend me because I used Firestorm. She asked me what viewer I used when I asked if she'd like to friend. I never brought it up. She had been told not to trust people who used Firestorm, that we could use it to hack her account, steal her Linden Dollars and possibly even find out where she lived and that by Friending us it gave us that access. Seriously now, can it get any more ridiculous? Seriously? FFS, I don't think it can!
  22. Dilbert Dilweg wrote: Cali Souther wrote: Tanith Lexenstar wrote: Even the though the problems are said to be resolved, I still cannot send a gift, view my account or delete anything from my basket. Is anyone else having these issues at all ? Forgive me for being Captain obvious, but when isn't there a problem with the stupid marketplace?! Sorry, I couldn't resist. I couldnt resist either lol hahahaha!!!! love it!
  23. valerie Inshan wrote: Good morning guys! You said "creepy"? Bon appétit mes amis!!! Hugssssssssssss Val !! ~ uggg @ that one ^^ ... sushi frog legs?
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